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Chocolate Ladybugs

Local dietician, Patti Hennrick, shares this fun and simple recipe—a favorite of hers for a summer day with kids. Stop by your nearest farmers market, grab a basket of Northern Michigan strawberries, and get eating on this healthy summer snack!

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving size: 5 strawberries
  • Calories: 100,  Fat: 4.5 grams

Recipe adapted from Eatright.org from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Ingredients

For 1 serving:

  • 5 large strawberries
  • 30 semi-sweet dark chocolate chips

Preparation

  • Parents or older children, cut the tops off the berries, then cut them lengthwise.
  • Children can gently push 3 chocolate chips into each half to create the ladybug’s spots.
  • Serve on a festive summer platter.